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Site 23: London’s Postman’s Park

While no longer a cemetery, Postman’s Park was always on my list of places to visit while in London, but it was a last minute decision to visit it at the end of a long day. I wanted to go when the light would be right but the Continue reading “Site 23: London’s Postman’s Park”

Site 21: London’s Brompton Cemetery

With only a few days left in my massive cemetery trip, I was suffering from cemetery burn-out. I had hoped to visit all 7 of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries, but with a sore foot and rainy weather (plus cemetery fatigue) I knew that it probably Continue reading “Site 21: London’s Brompton Cemetery”

Site 20: London’s Abney Park Cemetery

When asked about their favourite London cemeteries, many people will either mention Kensal Green or Abney Park. Having already been to the former I was eager to see what Abney Park was like. This cemetery, from the outside, looks like many Continue reading “Site 20: London’s Abney Park Cemetery”

Site 19: London’s Highgate East Cemetery

I know, I know. Highgate Cemetery is one cemetery separated by a road, and entrance/tour fees. However, as they are treated separately – one is by guided tour, one is open to explore – I want to consider them separately as well. I also find that when people speak Continue reading “Site 19: London’s Highgate East Cemetery”

Site 18: London’s Highgate West Cemetery

Eight years ago I was in London for an interview with the Government of Canada, and I was really excited that I would finally be able to go to Highgate Cemetery, which had been on my wish list for some time. Unfortunately, for reasons I won’t get into here, Continue reading “Site 18: London’s Highgate West Cemetery”

Site 17: London’s Kensal Green Cemetery

After arriving in London on the Eurostar I met up with some fellow photographers and we headed over to Kensal Green Cemetery, the first of the “Magnificent Seven” cemeteries to be created in London to help deal with the massive overcrowding Continue reading “Site 17: London’s Kensal Green Cemetery”

Site 16: Paris’ Montparnasse Cemetery

Montparnasse Cemetery, the second-largest of Paris’ old garden cemeteries, is just a few minutes walk from Montparnasse Tower. It was a beautiful and sunny when I arrived in the afternoon – not my favourite elements for a photographing a cemetery, but my Continue reading “Site 16: Paris’ Montparnasse Cemetery”

Site 15: Paris’ Pet Cemetery

One of the oldest pet cemeteries in the world is in Paris, and I knew that I had to visit it on this trip. Le Cimetière des Chiens et Autres Animaux Domestiques is located just outside of Paris along the banks of the Seine – it really is an idyllic location for all of the loved animals Continue reading “Site 15: Paris’ Pet Cemetery”

Site 14: Paris’ Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise – the grandaddy of all Parisian cemeteries. This was the first big garden cemetery that paved the way for virtually every large cemetery (in the western world) that was created in the 19th century. It was revolutionary at the time – Napoleon basically took burials Continue reading “Site 14: Paris’ Père Lachaise Cemetery”

Site 13: Paris’ Montmartre Cemetery

Paris. It’s been a while since I’ve been here. It’s nice being back, although it seems that nothing has changed here all that much, but that perhaps I’ve changed more than I thought since the last I was here. I can barely remember the person who first explored this city and its cemeteries Continue reading “Site 13: Paris’ Montmartre Cemetery”

Site 10: Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery

Ever since I first saw photographs of this cemetery I knew I had to visit it. In fact, even though Prague has a lot to offer, for me, this was its biggest draw. The thousands of moss-covered gravestones, standing, tilted, fallen, leaning on one another… Continue reading “Site 10: Prague’s Old Jewish Cemetery”

Site 8: Vienna’s Central Cemetery

Well, I thought that Staglieno Cemetery was the mecca of all cemeteries, but Vienna’s Central Cemetery gives it a good run for its money. I knew this would be a big cemetery, I knew it would have beautiful monuments, yet for some reason I was still unprepared for its beauty. Continue reading “Site 8: Vienna’s Central Cemetery”

Site 7: Bratislava’s Ondrejsky Cemetery

Bratislava is an easy day trip from Vienna, and since I was going there anyway, I decided to see what they had for cemeteries. My research online showed that Ondrejsky Cemetery (St. Andrew’s Cemetery) seemed to be a good bet as it had some monuments. Continue reading “Site 7: Bratislava’s Ondrejsky Cemetery”

Site 6: Verona’s Monumental Cemetery

This cemetery wasn’t on my list, but somewhere in the back of my mind I knew there was another monumental cemetery in the Veneto region, and I was right. I couldn’t afford the time or money to go to Ravenna this trip (for a non-cemetery visit), so I headed to Verona instead. Continue reading “Site 6: Verona’s Monumental Cemetery”

Site 4: Venice’s San Michele Cemetery

I’ve been to Venice before, but this is the first time I made my way to the cemetery island, known locally as Cimitero di San Michele. Like in so many other places in the 19th century, cemeteries were moved out of city centres, which in Venice meant moving Continue reading “Site 4: Venice’s San Michele Cemetery”

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